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Scientists Use Emerging Tools to Gather Evidence, Assist Human Rights Groups
AAAS and APS presidents seek justice for physician and scientist Ahmadreza Djalali, who faces death sentence, in letter to Iran President Rouhani.

Human rights are fundamental entitlements needed to safeguard every person’s dignity and promote the realization of each person’s full potential. The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights describes human rights as:

Alice M. Agogino has been honored by AAAS for her efforts to significantly increase the number of women and African- and Hispanic-American doctorates in mechanical engineering.

Agogino—who serves as the Roscoe and Elizabeth Hughes Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley—will receive the 2012 AAAS Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement during a 15 February ceremony at the 2013 AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.